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Old 09-16-2007, 05:43 PM
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Is their any right height when setting up a tree stand?
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:44 PM
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There is no Right Height. Only You can decide what's a good safe comfortable height for you at the spot your hunting in.
At one hunting spot you may want to be at 12, 14 even 16 feet up, While another hunting spot you may only want to be at 8 or 10 feet high...
A tree stand only gives you a slight edge by keeping your scent elevated and it helps keep you out the deers "Line of sight" BUT sometimes the wind will pull your scent right down to the ground and most deer seem to sense danger and will look right up at you...
so sometimes it doesnt matter if your 2 feet up or 42 feet up it all boils down to YOU the LOCATION and the DEER...

this is why I always say "slow body movements and cover scents are always the most important things" when a deer is in the ZONE...


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Old 09-16-2007, 07:35 PM
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deer see movementl ike nobodies buisness.remeber the higher you go the steeper the angle of your shot this really affects bow hunters.you have to bend at the waist to shoot down the steeper the angle the more you have to bend,gravity is not your friend and the chance of falling becomes greater.something to think about as you climb higher up
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:23 AM
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both good postings on this one. my hang on stands are only as high as my sticks will allow. which is 16 feet. i just hunt for a tree where that amount of height will work properly. when i use my climber i usually go as high as i can until my stand is at an almost level position. usually about 20 feet or so. but it really depends on you and how comfortably you are at heights. lots of deer have been shot from the ground or from only 10 feet up a tree.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:21 PM
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When I bowhunt in Connecticut, where the deer are heavily hunted, I have found that the deer almost watch the trees for hunters. I now climb 25ft up and notice that it has helped. More than anything, what really matters is how well you blend in to your surroundings. The more you can hide yourself in a tree with foliage, the less you will stick out and the less the deer will notice you. Alternatively, during the winter time it helps to wear snow camo to blend in better with the bare trees and white sky on cloudy or overcast days. I almost exclusively hunt from treestands, but always make a point to hunt from the ground a few days each season. There's nothing more exciting than taking a whitetail from eye level.
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